You have officially met the Yin and Yang of this industry. Hawi is breaking down doors, smashing dishes, and serving up poetic pain and love with her track H.I.C.T.B (How I Came To Be), grab your nearest balaclava.
She's bold, fearless, and penetrating; she's greatness in the making, music royalty with every push of her pen to pad. Hawi's articulation and accentuation vocally dominate; her husky flow inflects as she sings and spits her story of resilience.
This is for the underdogs, the hustlers, and the grinders who are building from the ground up. The ones who fade to black, only to alchemize every inch of darkness into luminance, H.I.C.T.B is a song of internal and external evolution, respecting what was, and welcoming what will be. The verses are soul-aching and spirit-fighting; there's a sense of heartbreak that goes hand in hand with this sonic-blazing battle. Hawi is a solidified lyrical warrior through substance-filled bars and haunting vocals. Her creativity covers all corners; she's multidimensional, a musical chameleon that moulds to her art, which is evident on H.I.C.T.B.
"I found the instrumental on YouTube by a producer named Rafrightnow. The video he used in the background illustrated and inspired the idea for this song. It was a snippet of Kendrick Lamar's music video N95, the ‘push up’ scene on the rooftop, on loop. As I kept staring at this image, I reflected on the hustle as I was sitting in my living room looking at the screen, and then the hook of ‘this is how I came to be, woah woah woah" instantly came to mind. The rest of the lyrics sprouted from the idea that in order to achieve something, you must put in hard work". - Hawi
There's a dark, profound energy emanating from the piano sequence; the synthy echoes expel a harmony of deep horror as they interwine with the stoic percussion; it's layered, emotional, and lingering with duality.
"I usually freestyle in terms of the sound and hook. In order to develop a specific sound element or idea, I listen to a certain artist in that specific genre. I was listening to artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, and J. Cole consecutively for H.I.C.T.B, this ensures I have a better understanding of the sound and rhythm as I alternate between different genres. As of now, I’ve been writing songs to tracks on YouTube. In the recording and mixing process, I've always been with MixedbyDaniel, since the beginning of my music journey." - Hawi
Hawi embodies the passion of Kendrick, the versatility of Nicki, and the depth of Rapsody, and then channels all of this energy into an electrifying ball of artistry and regenerates it into her originality, which then pivots into a sky of pure stardom.
"Songwriting commenced at age fifteen, and I never limited myself to a genre. My first EP during COVID-19 was during my Kiss-land and Triology everyday listening phase; this inspired my EP Redamancy. My goal for the start of 2022 was to release an EP every 10 weeks that depicted an interwoven story highlighting numerous genres. For instance, Redamancy focuses on the lack of finding a genuine lover, and AN OLD BUTTERFLY focuses on understanding that the love you seek from others must come from yourself first, hence why each title of the song reads out, Wanna go, soul search lonely gurl, or do you need some space cause nothing lasts forever? Then comes N.O.K.A; the sounds and rhythm are instantly uplifting while demonstrating the idea that ‘no one knows anyone’, including ourselves, and she’s in the process of actually loving herself and understanding that she must be loyal to herself". - Hawi
The releases aren't stopping, but the story line and genre are changing, and you can expect Hawi to release her audible hostages soon. It's not long until the globe catches onto her; the question is, is she ready to launch on the worldwide stage? If you're asking IYCM, we'd say without ANY doubt that Hawi is ready. Jump into the rotation and join us in running up every track in the name of your musical highness, Hawi, but specifically H.I.C.T.B!